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  • Royston Cave and the Templars?

    Royston Cave and the Templars?

    Cheshunt

    Royston Cave is an enigma. No records of its age or purpose exist. Some theories suggest it was used by the Knights Templars, others by King James I a…more

  • The Lion King 2019 (PG) - Relaxed Screening

    The Lion King 2019 (PG) - Relaxed Screening

    Hemel Hempstead

    Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates …more

  • Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)

    Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)

    Hemel Hempstead

    Mrs Lowry & Son is a biographical drama film set in Salford, Greater Manchester, chronicling the life of the renowned artist L. S. Lowry. It reveals t…more

  • Absolute Bowie live at Harpenden Public Halls

    Absolute Bowie live at Harpenden Public Halls

    Hertfordshire

    There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie continue to celebrate the life and …more

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Hertfordshire is a county that was traditionally made up of pastoral farmland, although some of this seems to be slowly disappearing as London continues its gradual sprawl outwards. Nevertheless, Hertfordshire is still beautiful to travel around and offers woods and green fields at every turn as well as the stunning central town of St Albans with its Georgian architecture and glut of Roman remains.

Bordered by London to the south, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the north-east and Bedfordshire to the north, Hertfordshire is one of the UKs smallest counties but it seems to contain a disproportionate amount of Englands historic heritage. Hertford itself is packed with historic buildings and highlights include the Shire Hall in the center of town (which was designed by Robert Adam) and also the fine remains of the Norman castle, originally built to protect London from the Danish invasion. Over in St Albans there is the spectacular St Albans Cathedral, one of the finest in the country, and the incredible Roman remains littered across the landscape from the ancient town of Roman Verulamium, one time capital of England. Other sites include Knebworth House, Hatfield House, Berkhamstead Castle and Shaws Corner.

To get out and about in Hertfordshire you can either jump in the car and explore the seemingly endless old villages of thatched cottages and country gardens or get out on foot and experience the 166 mile Hertfordshire Way, as well as countless other cycle paths, foot paths, rivers, canals and lakes. Best of all are the beautiful Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its proximity to London Hertfordshire still retains much of its original beauty and also includes one national nature reserve, 15 local nature reserves and 43 sites of special scientific interest; incredibly over half of the county is designated as Green Belt land.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Hertfordshire

Fun days out in Hertfordshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Hertfordshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Hertfordshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Hertfordshire.

Theme Parks in Hertfordshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Hertfordshire.

Museums in Hertfordshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Hertfordshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 21/01/2020 04:43:34

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